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Ottawa expected to unveil $1B veterans package
« on: April 05, 2005, 23:25:26 »
From CTV news (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1112745696301_23/?hub=Canada) Apr 5th 8:11pm

Veterans groups that have long decried their treatment by the federal government could soon have something to cheer about, CTV News has learned.

Veterans Affairs Minister Albina Guarnieri is set to help with a $1-billion overhaul of the Veterans Charter.

Sources tell CTV Ottawa that the plan calls for:

Financial support for veterans undergoing rehabilitation;
Uninterrupted health coverage for veterans and their families;
Income support for veterans who can't work;
Job training and job offers in the public service for those who can work; and
A tax-free lump sum payment of up to $250,000 for with disabilities.

Read more about it at
(http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1112745696301_23/?hub=Canada)



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Re: Ottawa expected to unveil $1B veterans package
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 06:23:51 »
Hmmmm. Straight out of the blue and perfect timing. I'll believe it when I see it. Sounds like the Libs are worrying and getting ready for an election. ::)
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